by James Howard Kunstler
Just when America was celebrating the provisional end of BP’s Macondo oil blowout, and getting back to important issues like Kim Kardashian’s body-suit collection, along comes Matthew Simmons with a rather strange and alarming outcry on doings in the Gulf of Mexico that contradicts the mood of renewed festivity, as well as just about every shred of reportage from any media outlet, mainstream or otherwise.
by Terrence Aym
Ominous reports are leaking past the BP Gulf salvage operation news blackout that the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may be about to reach biblical proportions.
by Bernard Weiner, The Crisis Papers
Yes, all politics is indeed local — at the same time it is national and international. The interconnections are more numerous and important these days.
by Naomi Klein – Writer
Reprinted from The Guardian
Obama cannot order pelicans not to die (no matter whose ass he kicks). And no amount of money not BP’s $20bn, not $100bn can replace aculture that’s lost its roots.’ flickr image by kbaird
Everyone gathered for the town hall meeting had been repeatedly instructed to show civility to the gentlemen from BP and the federal government. These fine folks had made time in their busy schedules to come to a high school gymnasium on a Tuesday night in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, one of many coastal communities where brown poison was slithering through the marshes, part of what has come to be described as the largest environmental disaster in US history.
by Bernard Schaer
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still going strong. The MSM hasn’t moved on yet – probably in part because there isn’t anything else exciting going on right now. But how many Americans are really paying attention, or worse, are even aware of the situation down there and its catastrophic ecological, economical and meteorological consequences. I’ve been thinking about asking around…